My daughter has had a lot of questions about leprechauns. “Are they like an elf?” “Where do they live?” “Do they live in gingerbread houses?” These are just a few of the questions that I have received from my little girl in recent weeks. We looked up some pictures of leprechauns and where they live. “Mama, the leprechaun’s house looks like my fairy door.” Leprechauns and their homes are indeed enchanting and magical just like the fairies that my daughter loves so much.
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Because of all of this, I thought that making a leprechaun door would be fun for us to do.
We found these small wooden slabs from Oriental Trading Company and I thought that they would be perfect. Here are some other items that we used.
My original idea was for us to use the wood slab to make a door, but once I gave my daughter her piece of wood, she decided that making a leprechaun house would be better. She dove right in. She drew a door with a Sharpie.
My daughter loved all of the self-adhesive embellishments. She lined her door with the mosaic tiles and then painted her door in with green acrylic paint.
She decorated around the door with flowers, lady bugs and shamrocks.
I painted my door as well and liked her idea of lining the door with the mosaic tiles, I drew in windows and squeezed some glue onto the wood and pressed in pieces of moss. My daughter didn’t like the moss. She said that it was not colorful enough and that leprechauns like color.
I glued the gold glitter sand into the windows to add a magical glow.
We had a lot of fun decorating our leprechaun homes. My daughter was so proud of hers and could not wait to show her daddy.
We loved them so much that we placed them in our front window in our living room.
In fact my daughter had so much fun making hers that she asked to make another one. She wanted another wood slab, but settled for a piece of construction paper.
Check out Oriental Trading Company for more great supplies for this St. Patrick’s Day.
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